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Poster: EmilPer Date: Nov 26, 2007 12:41pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Internet Archive vs. Google Books

Gallica2 does look good indeed. Much faster than the old (or at least appears so), and better interface.

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Poster: Cedric Aubel Date: Nov 26, 2007 2:52pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Internet Archive vs. Google Books

But the most important thing is the speeding up:

Until 2005: ~ 6 000 docs scanned / year
Since 2007: ~ 100 000 docs scanned / year (they will begin show up on Gallica2 on February/March 2008)

More infos (in french) at: http://www.bnf.fr/pages/catalog/bibliotheque_numerique.htm

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Poster: EmilPer Date: Nov 26, 2007 3:04pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Internet Archive vs. Google Books

100 000 is a lot, but the most encouraging fact was seeing an internationalized interface at gallica2.bnf.fr ... which means it's more about books than about "francophonie ueber alles": I am not American, French or German, and the recent shrillness of the "dialogue" between the bureaucrats/propaganda machines of those three states make me a little queasy.

thank you for pointing me to gallica2